Humane Society Working to
Eliminate Gas Chambers in NC Shelters
An estimated 5500 dogs a day are euthanized at kill shelters. Unfortunately, some shelters still gas dogs, cats and other companion animals. Kim Alboum, North Carolina state director for the Humane Society of the United States recently spoke out about Randolph county, NC saying, “It is shocking that a North Carolina county would return desperately needed funding for their animal shelter because they would rather continue a practice (gassing) that has been denounced by every national humane organization. This does nothing but hurt the animals of Randolph County, for absolutely no reason." Listen to Kim as she discusses the horrific act of gassing of animals, puppy mills and other animal advocacy issues.
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As the North Carolina state director for The HSUS, Kim Alboum has a special interest in puppy mills and North Carolina animal shelters.
In 2005, Alboum became the volunteer coordinator and served as a board member for the Puppy Mill Awareness Day Organization, raising public awareness of the cruelties of mass-production puppy factories. Initially focused on Lancaster County, Penn., the organization expanded to address puppy mill issues nationwide.
Her volunteer responsibilities included tracking dog breeding legislation and cruelty laws in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and other high-volume puppy mill states. Alboum planned and executed public awareness events in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. She also worked with animal advocates across the country to create similar events in local communities.As rescue community liaison for the French Bulldog Rescue Network, a national group with more than 700 volunteers, Alboum worked with shelters and rescuers to educate the public on breed-specific issues. She also worked with shelters and law enforcement across the country when French bulldogs were involved in puppy mills seizures, hoarding cases, or animal cruelty situations.